Saturday, 29 March 2008

March Challenge

It was reveal day at the Stitch and Stash forum today and so I can now show you what I did for the March monthly challenge. This was a retired design called The Alphabet Tree and I stitched it using a Dragon Floss limited edition floss which I love. I did make a couple of small alterations as I made the bar on the top of the T straight and I altered the shape of the X too. The date should have been to one side with initials on the other side but as I didn't want to add my initials I split the year either side of the tree. The little bon-bon basket / dish was something I first saw at Alchemy Stitchcraft and Christine was kind enough to explain very carefully how this was made, so a big thanks Christine for sharing your knowledge with us. I say us as Sally also did the same finish lol "Great Minds" and I am assuming that she too followed Christine's Instructions. The variety of both threads used and finishes produced seems to be greater each month as we are all becoming more adventurous.

We have been busy at my Mum's house today. Last weekend we cleared her spare room and stripped wallpaper, painted ceiling and skirtings etc and laid a carpet (it is a fairly small room). This weekend we are papering and sorting doors (which need a little off the bottom now that there is a carpet to go over). She is hoping to turn it into a hobby room where she can go to do her painting etc and not have to keep putting things away. We almost finished today so I am hoping by lunch time tomorrow that we can come home and do some sorting out here lol. We always seem to be solving problems at either Mums, our DD or DS's homes and ours always gets left to the last, I have told them all that I want to decorate my bedroom later this year so if they have anything that needs doing to tell us now and as that list is quickly growing I can see my bedroom decorating ideas fading further into the distance lol, oh the joys of family.

18 comments:

tkdchick said...

That bon-bon basket is just lovely!

Stitcher said...

Stunning finish, I think I will have to attempt this finish soon.

mollycaff said...

i love the way you've finished this months challenge Helen, very very pretty.

Paperfaerie said...

Great finish and colours...this finish is on my to do list :0)

Carol said...

Your little bon-bon dish is gorgeous Helen. I must try this finish one day.

Bet your Mum is really excited about her hobby room! :o)

Sally said...

Your dish is lovely Helen. Yours looks so much neater than mine! I did use Christine's instructions as they were so easy to follow. I'll reveal mine next week as I'm sending it to someone:)

Julie said...

Great finish, this activity certainly seems to be enjoyed by all and the finishes get better each month

Dawn said...

Beautiful finish!!

Carla said...

Lovely bon-bon tray!!! Great job Helen!

Karen said...

Super finish Helen , I must say there have been some fantastic finishes over the last 3 months , everyone has been having great idea's on fabric, floss and finishes

Doris said...

lovely finish!

Lynn said...

a beautiful finish, I must try this one day. Well done :)

Itching To Stitch said...

Beautiful and unique finish ;)

Dawn said...

beautiful finish Helen - congrats!

Vonna said...

a delightful pattern and superior finish!!! I love it ;)

Christine said...

Your basket came out beautifully Helen. I'm glad the instructions were useful.
Love the thread colour you chose

Mylene said...

WOW! I love the way you finish the month challenge. It sure looks beautiful! Well done!

Karan said...

Gorgeous finish Helen & I just love the thread colours, it's so pretty.
Bet your Mum is going to love her hobby room but I know what you mean - my DSis's jobs get done a lot quicker than the ones here!